The holidays are fast approaching, and if you haven’t started shopping for that special someone yet, you should probably get to it. Here are a few cool gadgets that are sure to please, and it doesn’t hurt that they’re relatively affordable.
Super Nintendo Classic Edition
This is the perfect gift for anyone who grew up in the 1990s playing the original Super Nintendo, but it might also delight younger generations who didn’t get the chance to experience early gaming systems. The compact console comes with an astounding 21 classic games, including Super Mario Kart, Super Metroid, The Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy III. The package also includes two controllers. For $79, it really can’t be beat, but if you’re considering getting one, you should act quickly because demand is high and this little gem is getting increasingly hard to find. You can go here for more information and a list of retailers.
HP Sprocket 2-in-1
The perfect gift for the nostalgic who prefer physical pictures rather than virtual ones, the Sprocket 2-in-1 can wirelessly print 2 by 3 inch photos from any phone or tablet. What’s neat is that it also has a built in camera, so it can be used to capture the perfect moment and print it out for wall display. It can also connect to social media and print pictures stored on line. It retails for $159, and although it is currently out of stock, you can buy one here when they become available again.
Who has never dreamed to have their very own R2-D2, let alone one they can control and teach? This cute little robot can be controlled from any smartphone or tablet and emits the same sounds as the original. Its movements mimic the real thing perfectly, and at $179, it’s a steal. Alternatively, if you want to spend a little less and the Star Wars theme toy isn’t a necessity, you can check out the latest Sphero creation, the Sphero Mini, which retails for only $49.
So there you have it. Three great gifts that are sure to please and offer hours of fun – and none of them will leave you feeling like you spent too much again this Christmas.